Nov. 2, 2002
of a World Parliament
World Parliament is a centre of mental light, not an
organisation that can implement anything. UN itself is a forum of that type,
since its power is only in persuasion.
In this sense World Parliament is capable of an effectivity
which information or ideas possess.
World Parliament can enhance INFORMATION in areas where
information is efficacious. It can offer ideas that will readily be received.
World Parliament can try to further activities which were
initiated already, but which have come to a stop or are moving slowly.
The very first thing World Parliament can do is to
- Spotlight what an organisation like UN (which
has no power) has achieved in health, education, pollution, science, etc.
Comparing it with fields of global activity where no such effort was
undertaken by UN.
- Development is in proportion to the extend
people become conscious and the level of organization build up to support
higher levels of activity. World Parliament can create SCALES (indices) of
accomplishment in various fields, similar to the Human Development Index,
Freedom Index, etc. Creating
scales for these in every field like human rights, health (for every
disease), utilization of supportive social systems such as insurance,
education (for different categories and levels, and for different
expressions of education in society such as education in newspaper
reading, education on women's rights, health education, etc.) Such
information converted into quantitative scales can become a useful tools
for nations to assess their strengths and weaknesses and further their
- List out what every nation can usefully emulate
from any other nation and develop it into a detailed list.
- The integration of two or more sectors of social
activity, organization or technology leads to a multiplication of their
productive power, as the combination of computer and telecommunications
has given rise to the Internet which integrates multiple functions
including news delivery, education, commerce, and entertainment. World
Parliament can identify all instances of such integration and emphasize
the productive POWER that issues from integration of two or more sectors.
- Sponsor the cause of Internet and computer as
the invention which can most dramatically transform society as the car and
electricity have done early in the 1900's. Quantifying their potential
impact wherever possible, WP can help out bring their potential in a
manner so that nations can readily act on that information.
- Fight superstitions of all kinds.
- Terrorism -- Show the destructive value of
terrorism. Explain it theoretically. Terrorism arises from the
frustration of poverty. Carry out a study covering the past 500 years to
show how futile terrorism is as a means of progress for a community.
- Science -- Superstition in the name of Science
is more dangerous than illiteracy as it creates an organisation of
- Collect two lists of superstitions over the
ages and post them against opinions of today on modern development.
Disenchant people about ideas and practices based on the superstition of
social conformity, such as the prevalent practice that society accepts
any scientific theory only when eminent men approve of it.
- Medicine, Democracy, Education and every other
field is replete with such bygone ideas that are anachronisms which
retard further development.
- Highlight the fact that UN is non-democratic.
- Examine and highlight the unconsciousness of
society about the crucial role of social organization in development and
its contribution to past achievements. For example, after achieving
phenomenal success during Green Revolution, India fails to understand the
crucial role which social organization played in that achievement and
therefore is unable to extend that success to other fields. Evaluate every
country, every sector globally and nationally on the scale of
- Objectively and dispassionately examine the role
of co-operation, imitation, emulation, help and service in development to
identify its rightful, constructive role when free from our preferences,
conventional beliefs and dogmas:
- In which fields and to what extent does aid,
imitation, humanitarian service actually result in or assist development?
To what extent and in what ways does it undermine or short-circuit the
- As in any other field there are unexplored
areas under each head, positive roles and negative impacts. Do a
historical study of facts. Do not take for granted that either service is
of value or that each one should stand on his own legs without external
support. Let it be a factual study.
- Study the scope of economic cooperation between
adjoining states and their value to defuse conflicts.
- Study and quantify how much poor nations can
benefit by ORGANISATION.
- Approach each problem of the world to identify
information and ideas that can readily be of direct use.
- Create an imaginary MODEL in one country on a
small scale of about million people, a model to show the immediate
possibilities for accelerating development by providing information and
enhancing organization. Document the process to illustrate the difference
between Before and After.
- Assess the unutilised excess of social
organisational potential which has little change of being drawn upon
hereafter and show the great potential. One non-usable potential is
Diana's work and popularity. The Internet has brought out such a potential
of the universities for the neo-literate and adult education. Value of
physical exercise on health is one. The great power of education as well
as affluence on eliminating violence can thus be explained.
- There are at least 100 potent new educational
methods available over 50 or 100 years to which the world is blind.
Emancipate education from the shackles of reactionary conservatism on the
- Save democracy from the slave mentality that
pervades all existing fields. Plead strongly for the removal of monarchist
anachronisms by providing a long list of examples.
- Show the great potentials of backward nations
and the deep reactionary mentality of modern nations. Exhaust the list.
- Examine the immediate possibility of making
graduation the compulsory minimum education if military expenditure is
abolished and all the existing potentials of national material resources,
especially organisational resources, are fully utilised.
- Plead for the Century of the liberated
INDIVIDUAL and show he can abolish all the problems himself when freed.
When World Parliament finalises a
list of recommendations, it should endeavour to address ALL the Parliaments of
the world through its delegations SIMULTANEOUSLY.